The European Development Days 2017
The European Development Days 2017 took place between the 7th and 8th of June in Brussels and Net Group was chosen to organize one of the panel sessions during the first day. We talked about justice digitalization and the benefits a developing country could gain from it. The session was organized with the help from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Jüri Kahn from the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU, we would like to thank them for their support.
The EDD is Europe’s leading forum on development since 2006. Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days bring the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Estonian IT solutions as examples to the world
Estonian IT solutions (including Justice solutions) have proven their quality by expanding successfully to different countries and by being an example to others. We would like to expand this know-how to the developing countries to help them maximize their potential and thereby develop faster. During the EDD17 we had the chance to interact and network with various EU representatives and also government representatives from different developing countries. Our insights and views were noticed and will be taken into account when putting together and implementing the EU Digital 4 Development strategy.
Making Justice Digital
The topic of Net Group’s session was Making Justice Digital: Enhancing Trust, Attracting Investments. We had invited various speakers, including Mr. Juan Navas-Sabater from the World Bank Group, Mr. Alan A. Awilkadir from the Kurdistan Courts, Mr. Frank K. Tumwebaze, the Ugandan ICT Minister and last but, not least, Mr. Priit Kongo, The CEO of Net Group. Mr. Navas-Sabater from the World Bank Group opened the session by introducing the Digital Dividends a country could earn by digitalization. They main benefits are following:
- Better public services
- Jobs for People
- Business growth
Other named speakers shared their digitalization experiences from the Justice Sector by providing insight on to how these developments have increased efficiency, improved transparency and raised the integrity of their countries.
A link between foreign investments and Court transparency
In addition to the aforementioned Digital Dividends a country could gain from digitalization, OECD reports also define a direct link between foreign investment volume and Court transparency. The more transparent and effective the Courts are, the bigger is the willingness to invest money to this country. More effective Court business processes allow the government to provide better public services with lower costs.
Our representatives Timo, Priit and Anders together with a fellow Estonian, the vice-president of European Commission, Mr. Andrus Ansip.